re: Poker & Omaha
I love Omaha High, not to big on H/L (just a personal preference)
Premium starting hands in Omaha are a different type than in Holdem.
Example AsAdQsKd would be a great starting hand, have the top pair and double suited. Rareley do you want to play a hand if you are holding four hearts as two of them are no good, unless they were connected.
Omaha is for sure a river game, playing connected cards and pairs with connectors around them are what to look for. Also in Omaha people dont realize that just because you flop the top set does not mean you are neccessarily favored to win.
say you have 10s 10d Js 4h, flop comes 10h 7h Ad, you have the best hand, but if someone is holding say 8c 9h Jh Qc, they are favored to win the hand over you since they have the flush draw and an open ended str8 draw on both ends. Hard to play the draw since Holdem teaches everyone that is the wrong play, but Omaha is a different monster.